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The winds blew.
They struck that house.
When Jesus ended these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority and not as their scribes.
When he had come down from the mountain great crowds followed him. And a leper came to him and worshipped him, and said : " Lord, if you wish you can cure me."
He stretched out his hand and touched him : “ It is my wish,” he said. “Be cured.”
His leprosy was at once cured. “ See you tell no one,” Jesus said, “but go show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift Moses commanded for a witness to them.”
When he had gone into Capernaum a Roman Captain came to him and begged him :
“Lord," he said, “ my boy is lying in the house, sick of the palsy, fearfully tortured."
“ I will come and cure him," said Jesus.
“ Lord ! I am not of enough account for you to come under my roof, but only say the word
and my boy will be cured. For I also am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me, and I say to this one, Go, and he goes, and to another, Come, and he comes, and to my slave, Do this, and he does it.”
When Jesus heard this he wondered and said to those who were following :
“ To tell you the truth, I have not found so much faith, no, not in Israel. And I tell you, many will come from the east and the west and will sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven. But the sons of the Kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness. There will be the weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
“Go," said Jesus to the Captain. “Let it be to you as you believed.”
The slave was cured that hour.
When Jesus had come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying sick of a fever.
He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she rose up and began to wait on them.
When evening had come, they brought to him many demoniacs. He cast out the spirits with a word, and cured all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet :
Himself took our weaknesses,
And bore our diseases.
Now when Jesus saw a crowd about him, he gave orders to go to the other side. A Scribe came and spoke to him :
Master," he said, “I will follow you wherever you are going.”
“The foxes have holes," Jesus said to him, " and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.”
Another of the disciples said to him : “ Allow me first to go and bury my father.”
“Follow me,” Jesus said to him, " and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”
He went into a boat and his disciples followed him. And a big storm came up on the sea so the boat was covered with the waves. But he was asleep. They came to him and awoke him, and said :
Save, Lord, we are perishing." “Why are you afraid ?” he said to them. * O you of little faith!”
Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men wondered and said:
“What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him ?
He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes where he was met by two demoniacs coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass along that way. And they cried out, and said :
“What do you wish of us, you Son of God ? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"
Now there was at a distance, a drove of many pigs feeding, and the demons begged him, and said : “ If
you drive us out, send us away into the drove of pigs.”
“Go," he said, and they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole drove rushed down the steep into the sea, and perished in the waters. And those who tended them fled and went away into the city and told everything and what had happened the demoniacs.
The whole city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him they begged him to go from their parts.
He entered a boat, crossed over and came into his own city.
They brought him a paralytic, lying on a bed. Jesus saw their faith and said to the paralytic: “ Courage! child. Your sins are forgiven."
Some of the Scribes said to themselves :
“Why are you cherishing evil thoughts ? For which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven, or to say, Rise and walk ? But that you may know the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins,"—then he spoke to the paralytic, "Rise. Take up your bed and go to your house."
He got up and went to his house.
But when the crowds saw it they were afraid and praised God who had given such authority to men.
As Jesus was passing on from there he saw a man called Matthew sitting in the tax office, and he said to him:
“ Follow me.”
As he was sitting at table in the house, many tax-collectors and immoral people came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.
When the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples :
Why is your Master eating with the tax-collectors and immoral people ?"
“ Those who are strong do not need a physician," he said when he heard it, “but